Snowfall Expected to Arrive in Arkansas Monday Night

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Weather forecasters continue to watch a winter storm that's bearing down on Arkansas.

It's expected to move across the state's mid-section late today, bringing snowfall of 2 to 4 inches in the central third of Arkansas into the southeast counties. 

The National Weather Service (NWS) says one area of concern is a narrow band of enhanced snowfall paralleling the Arkansas River that could bring locally higher amounts.

This morning, snow flurries and light precipitation were noted around the state. There's a 30 percent chance of snow before noon, then a chance of snow and sleet. The NWS says total daytime snow and sleet accumulation of less than a half inch is possible.

Tonight snow and sleet are likely (70 percent chance), becoming all snow after 8 p.m. New snow and sleet accumulation of 1 to 3 inches is possible.

On Tuesday, there's a 20 percent chance of snow before 1 p.m., then a slight chance of snow and sleet. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch are possible.

FOX16 Meteorologist Greg Dee's morning update to the snowfall potential forecast (see the map):
In most places you'll see something closer to the lower numbers. We'll be watching for 1 or two very narrow bands of snow to potentially develop. Timing again is after dark today into Tuesday morning.

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